Space Foundation Press Releases

Last Chance to Take a 3D Space-cation at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on June 20

Written by: developer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 16, 2015) – This summer the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs invites you to take a Space-cation and explore four different themes designed to educate and entertain the whole family. Saturday, June 20 will wrap up the first Summer of Discovery theme, “Living in a 3D World,” with a “Super Saturday” event.

The day will be filled with 3D excitement ranging from special presentations to hands-on activities and demonstrations. Watch a Science On a Sphere® presentation in 3D, create and take home 3D artwork, automatons, paper airplanes and creations made by you with 3D pens. You will also have the opportunity to play Minecraft® in 3D and test drive a robotic Mars Rover.

Special presenters will include:

  • CEM-Tek, Inc, President & CEO, Stan VanderWerf - Interactive 3D printing experience: 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Cool Science® demonstrations, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Coronado and Palmer High School FIRST Robotics Team 2996 robotics demonstrations, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Additional fee activities on June 20 include:

  • 3D Minecraft® in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. - noon
Session 2: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
($5 additional fee, seating limits apply, appropriate for ages 8 and up)

  • Drive a Mars Rover

Sessions on the hour, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.
($5 additional fee, appropriate for ages 5 and up with adult participation)

  • Draw with a 3D Pen

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
($5 additional fee, seating limits apply, appropriate for ages 8 and up)

The first 25 children admitted to the Discovery Center on June 20 will receive a free Heatsheet® space blanket.

A new Space-cation theme starts on Monday, June 22, with “Next Stop Mars,” 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through July 11. Pay the daily Discovery Center admission fee or purchase a Discovery Passport for entire family for year-round free admission and Discovery Center Store discounts.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road. For admission fees and other information, visit, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.